Metis Real Estate Advisors, the independent retail, leisure and investment agency business, has announced that Peter Barker has joined its thriving advisory team as Director.
Peter brings a wealth of experience to Metis, most recently as Property Director at Lovisa where he drove the brand’s growth from its debut Leeds store in 2015 to over 40 stores across the UK. Peter also worked in in numerous international markets and with other brands in the BBRC Group. Prior to Lovisa, Peter was Head of Northern Retail at Savills, most notably acting for UBS on Birmingham’s Primark, the brand’s largest store in the world.
Stephen Tregenza, Director of Retail Agency at Metis, said: “At Metis, we are continuing to develop our team and invest in people, seeking out those with nationwide knowledge to add our unique approach in the North West and beyond. Peter’s expertise is invaluable as we continue to drive UK acquisitions for Lovisa and further diversify our client base. Throughout his career, Peter has visited and worked with an unrivalled range of shopping centres, and this specialist experience adds a new dimension to our team.”
Peter Barker added: “After following closely the rapid growth of Metis, and the ambition and proficiency of the advisory team, I am delighted to be joining the company. I look forward to applying my experience in the sector to Metis’ high-quality client base, aiding the company’s expansion even further.”
Over the last year, the Metis team has leased more than 500,000 square feet in leisure and retail spaces in the North. Clients include Liverpool ONE and Manchester Arndale. Metis also includes significant leisure and investment teams.